• Ashley Reinke

2021 Secret Smoothie Ingredient

My family knows that I am guilty of constantly sneaking vegetables into anything I make. My go-to's have always been an extra large handful of spinach or half of a cucumber blended into my usual smoothie; however, I recently read a recipe that amped up this veggie-smoothie fiesta even more! What was the secret ingredient you ask? Drum roll... it rhymes with -aliflower... that's right cauliflower.

It's the white frozen veggie that until this moment has always been highly under rated in my vegetable stash. But, when I realized you can sub the ice in your smoothie for a handful of frozen cauliflower this all changed. One cup of cauliflower contains until 25 calories, 3 grams fiber, and 75% of your daily Vitamin C! Plus it makes a great way to thicken a smoothie without contributing the flavor.

Below is the basic recipe I often use but I highly encourage you to play around with your favorite way to incorporate this anti-infammitory ingredient.


1/2 Cup frozen cauliflower

1 Cup spinach or kale

1 Cup almond or oat milk

1 Tbsp protein powder of choice

1 Tbsp cacao powder

Optional: 1/2 banana, frozen blueberries, scoop of peanut butter


Combine all ingredients into a blender or nutri-bullet and blend on high until smooth.

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